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Gender: F Meaning of Primrose: "first rose" Origin of Primrose: English flower name

Still found in quaint British novels, and until recently considered a bit too prim for most American classrooms, some adventurous namers are suddenly beginning to see Primrose as an attractive member of the rose family.

In the H. E. Bates book and 90's British TV series, The Darling Buds of May, there is a character named Primrose Violet Anemone Iris Magnolia Narcissa Larkin--who has twin sisters named Zinnia and Petunia. More current is young Primrose "Prim" Everdeen in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Curiously, Primrose was first used as a Scottish surname.

Famous People Named Primrose

Primrose Potter, Australian socialite and philanthropist . The widow of Sir Ian Potter, she was born Primrose Catherine Anderson-Stuart.
Primrose Dunlop, Australian socialite (known to her friends as Pitty Pat), daughter of Primrose Potter and first husband Roger Dunlop.
Primrose Schools, American private preschools

Pop Culture References for the name Primrose

Primrose, "The Darling Buds of May" series of novels
Primrose "Prim" Everdeen, younger sister of Katniss in "The Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Primrose Gamgee, from the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Primrose's International Variations

Primarosa, Primorosa (Spanish)